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Accellent Inc (1342505) SEC Filing 10-K Annual report for the fiscal year ending Sunday, December 31, 2006

Accellent Inc

CIK: 1342505

Exhibit 99.1

Investor Contact: Stewart A. Fisher

EVP and CFO

(610) 409-2225

stewart.fisher@accellent.com

 

For Immediate Release

Accellent Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2006 Financial Results

Wilmington, MA. (February 27, 2007) — Accellent Inc. (the “Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Accellent Holdings Corp. (“Accellent”), announced results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2006.

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Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2006 decreased 11% to $107.8 million compared with $120.9 million in the corresponding period of 2005.  The net loss for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $(7.7) million compared to a net loss in the corresponding period of 2005 of $(116.7) million.The net loss for the fourth quarter of 2005 includes $126.5 million in one-time charges related to the Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (“KKR”) and Bain Capital (“Bain”) acquisition of the Company on November 22, 2005 (the “2005 transaction”).  One-time charges primarily related to the 2005 transaction and incurred during the fourth quarter of 2005 include:  merger related costs of $47.9 million, debt prepayment penalties of $29.9 million, write-off of deferred financing costs of $14.4 million, $2.4 million of bridge loan expenses, stock-based compensation charges of $13.1 million, inventory step-up charges of $10.8 million and in-process R&D write-offs of $8.0 million.  The net loss for the fourth quarter of 2006 includes $1.8 million of primarily non-cash losses due to changes in the fair value of the Company’s interest rate hedging instruments and $1.6 million in restructuring costs, partially offset by $1.2 million in non-cash stock-based compensation credits.

Twelve Months Financial Results

Net sales for the year ended December 31, 2006 increased 3% to $474.1 million compared with $461.1 million in the corresponding period of 2005.  The net loss for the 2006 year was $(18.6) million compared to a net loss in the corresponding period of 2005 of $(104.8) million.  The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2005 includes the one-time charges referenced above relating to the 2005 transaction.  The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2006 includes inventory step up charges of $6.4 million, restructuring charges of $5.0 million and $1.1 million of non-cash stock-based compensation charges.

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CIK: 1342505
Form Type: 10-K Annual Report
Accession Number: 0001104659-07-018730
Submitted to the SEC: Tue Mar 13 2007 5:16:16 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Tue Mar 13 2007
Period: Sunday, December 31, 2006
Industry: Surgical And Medical Instruments And Apparatus

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